Alternative Afternoon Tea - How About American?
A Taste of America
Indulge in an American anglophile’s take on one of the most quintessentially British pass times … An indulgent American–style afternoon tea, like you’ve never experienced before. Our ‘At Home’ partners, The Luxury Restaurant Guide, have shared with us a completely different take on Afternoon Tea. So if all our talk this month of Florida has you yearning for a tempting taste of America – look no further!
‘CUTcakes & Tea’ at 45 Park Lane
Launched on the 4th July to celebrate Independence Day, London Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is showcasing ‘CUTcakes & Tea‘, an American take on traditional English afternoon tea. Cut at 45 Park Lane is a cool twist on the modern American steak restaurant and is a delight for the senses.
‘CUTcakes & Tea’ at 45 Park Lane will be a feast of delicious American teatime favourites with a CUT twist. Replacing traditional finger sandwiches, the menu includes savoury American bites such as Black Truffle Grilled Cheese, Tuna Tarta “Sandwich” and Wolfgang Puck’s Oscar-worthy Wagyu Beef Sliders. It will be served Monday to Saturday at 2.30 and at 3.30pm, priced from £55 per person.
Wagyu Beef Sliders
We feature Wolfgang’s recipe for his Wagyu Beef Sliders, as also shown on ITV’s This Morning with Phillip and Holly, for you to make at home.
1 tsp olive oil, for frying
6 x 40g / 1½ oz mini beef patties, seasoned with steak salt
Small slices of aged cheddar
3 tsp garlic aioli
6 mini brioche buns, cut in half and toasted
3 tsp red onion, finely chopped
3 tsp ketchup
Small skewers, to hold burgers together
Preheat a frying pan with a little oil. Add the meat patties and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or to taste. Place a piece of cheese on top of each burger and allow to melt.
Evenly spread garlic aioli on the bottom half of each of the toasted brioche buns.
Sit the cooked burger on the bun, top with confit tomato and pickle and then sprinkle over chopped red onions.
Spread ketchup evenly on the toasted bun tops and add to the burgers. Use small skewers to hold the burger together.
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